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Merry Christmas, High Rollers: The Most Expensive Vintage Concert Tees On eBay

Yes please.
Yes please.

A few days ago I asked Rocks Off fans on Facebook what the most they had ever spent on a concert tee was. Most people topped out at $50 for touring legacy acts, while some shelled out a lot more for hoodies and limited-edition tees.

Now the world of concert posters is a whole other animal unto itself.

Some commenters also said that they would rather wait until the merch they wanted was on sale in the artist's Web store for a discount, but where's the magic in that?

And then there are those who collect vintage concert tees, the shirts blessed enough to not get used as shop rags in the garage, cut up by angry exes, or donated to a clothes drive and then lost in the shuffle.

eBay has tons of shirts going for thousands of dollars. I know if I had the money I would probably buy one of these and frame it at least. I would hate to get wing sauce on a shirt from the Rolling Stones' '72 tour.

RAREST! LED ZEPPELIN 1979 KNEBWORTH ORIGINAL BACKSTAGE PASS CONCERT T-SHIRT

$7,500

"These shirts were made in extremely limited numbers by a small mom and pop company as the backstage passes for the Knebworth Festival in 1979. This was worn and obtained by one of the members of Blackfoot!!"

VINTAGE 1970's 70's 1972 ROLLING STONES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ROCK CONCERT T-SHIRT

$4,000

"One of the oldest Rolling Stones shirts out there. Condition: Great! no rips stains or holes. Wear commensurate with age."

RARE VINTAGE 1970's 70's 1974 OZARK MUSIC FESTIVAL SECURITY ROCK CONCERT T-SHIRT

$3,500

This festival included the Eagles, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, and Aerosmith.

 

Merry Christmas, High Rollers: The Most Expensive Vintage Concert Tees On eBay

LOT OF 6 RARE VINTAGE 1977-82 THE ROLLING STONES T-SHIRT SOLD OUT! CONCERT TOUR

$2,499

"EXTRA BONUS -- the only official photographic record of THE ROLLING STONES tour -- MAGAZINE"

RARE VINTAGE 1970's 70's 1973 MODERN LOVERS PUNK ROCK BOSTON CONCERT T-SHIRT

$1,500

"Sweet shirt from a 2-day concert at the Stone Phoenix Coffeehouse"

VINTAGE 1970's 1974 WILLIE NELSON & MORE "COSMIC COWBOY" BENEFIT CONCERT T-SHIRT

$1,500

Willie Nelson, Doug Sahm Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Kinky Friedman, Jerry Jeff Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Joe Shaver plus others were all on board for this legendary Texas concert.

Vintage Concert T-SHIRT RUSH 78 NEVER WORN NEVER WASHED

$750

"I have been to 1,200 concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have collected many shirts from 1980-1990. I personally have bought all these shirts either inside or outside concert venues." And you never found time to wash the damned thing?

Merry Christmas, High Rollers: The Most Expensive Vintage Concert Tees On eBay

RARE VINTAGE 1980's 80's 1981 THE CURE PICTURE TOUR GOTH ROCK CONCERT TEE SHIRT

$1,000

Some aging goth kid who made tons of money in the tech market is chomping at the proverbial bit for this one.

1983 METALLICA & RAVEN vintage metal rock concert tour t-shirt (M)

$750

"Not a cheesy bootleg or a clever California or Asian warehouse replica" Harsh! Is this supposed to be racist? I can't tell.

1975-76 BLACK SABBATH rock concert tour t-shirt (M)

$750

This shirt would have been sold on the Sabotage/Technical Ecstasy tour it looks like. Fun fact: Ozzy turned 64 this week!

RARE VINTAGE 1984 THE CLASH T-SHIRT OUT OF CONTROL PROMO TOUR CONCERT SHIRT

$650

No doubt these shirts are lurking in older punk's wardrobes, waiting to be passed on to the grandkids who aren't posers.

 

Merry Christmas, High Rollers: The Most Expensive Vintage Concert Tees On eBay

Vintage SLAYER Concert T-Shirt Tour Shirt 1985 Size Lg Hell Awaits

$650

"This is a vintage original concert shirt from Slayer. This is a very rare 1985 Hell Awaits tour shirt. It is in very good condition." What, no blood stains? Lame.

ZZ Top Original Vintage 1978 NYE Raglan Concert Jersey

$845

This is a good time to remind all readers of the expert work that the Rocks Off team does each and every year for the Houston area.

Good Charlotte concert T-shirt size L

$0.99

"Here is a Good Charlotte concert shirt." On your mark, get set...


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